George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in the US state of Minnesota, was also infected with the coronavirus. This has been revealed in his autopsy report.
According to Reuters, George Floyd, who died in police custody after protests in several countries, including the United States, was infected with the coronavirus, but his autopsy report did not say what caused his death.
According to Reuters, in a 20-page post-mortem report officially released, the medical examiner’s office wrote that George Floyd died of a heart attack.
George Floyd, a black American citizen, died on May 25 when the police officer who took him into custody placed his watch on his neck.
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George Floyd’s death has been declared a homicide, and four Minneapolis, police officers have been fired and arrested. Police officers have been charged under the Criminal Procedure Code, while one officer has also been charged with murder.
The post-mortem report, which determined the cause of death, said George Floyd also had heart disease, high blood pressure, and neck strain.
According to the report, the result of the corona test sample taken from the body of George Floyd has come positive and the corona test was done on April 3, eight weeks before his death also came positive.
Protests that began in the Minnesota city of Minneapolis after the death of George Floyd have spread to several US states. From New York to Los Angeles, thousands of people took to the streets chanting slogans against racism.
George Floyd’s family said in a statement that the arrest of the suspects and the new indictment of police officers was a good moment after the tragic incident and a step towards justice.
He urged Americans to raise their voices peacefully for change.